Fure River Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 15,800 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
The Fure River Forest Reserve is situated 11 km south-west of Prestea town and is bisected by the Prestea–Nkwanta road. The terrain comprises steep-sided hills and deep valleys that become flooded in the rainy season. Parts of this forest have been heavily degraded as a result of timber exploitation; 3,004 ha is under logging concessions while 641 ha are Cedrela odorata plantation, which was established in 1971–198. Areas in both the north and the south are still intact. Average annual rainfall is c.1,750 mm.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: Cercopithecus diana roloway (CR) occurs and Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt) is thought to do so.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fure River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.